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Member postings for Paul Johnson 4

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Thread: The State of Play
24/05/2020 20:25:49

Ahhh obi....

Could be the laser guys only hope...

24/05/2020 20:21:19

24 yuan = £2.76

23/05/2020 17:28:55

Nope 55" only no more room at the Inn...frown

23/05/2020 16:08:01

I must admit... I was laser bashing.

But it is a good sport...devil

You must admit the real Macoy does sound good.

23/05/2020 15:11:21
Posted by Chris Walby on 23/05/2020 07:33:25:

Having reread Richards previous post I think the options are a bit clearer. Although the LAS need to be the driver there needs to be the appeal to others which are not just IC, but electric modellers wanting a larger model.

I don't mind too much and would not be adverse to a Tempest or Sea Fury as a Hornet just won't appeal to a wide enough audience.

Perhaps a smaller warbird of 70-80 size will interest the LAS group, electric modellers and those that want something to build, but not ultra complex/time consuming.


  1. Tempest or Sea Fury to suit a 70 or 80 size
  2. Tempest or Sea Fury to suit a 100 or 120 size
  3. Tempest or Sea Fury to suit a 155 or 180 size
  4. Something other than a Tempest or Sea Fury

Would 64 inch wingspan work for easy to transport, not to expensive to build, look good in flight and the same reasons that make the P51 appeal to people...just emit a better sound.

Not all electrics sound like little lasers.... some sound like a DB601..


Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
22/05/2020 15:01:35

Mk9 Mk5 Mk2

Take ya pick...


Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
22/05/2020 11:47:10

Yeah i watched it happen.

Just noticed in the first picture how well you have caught the exhaust staining on the fuz from the slipstream, fantastic tit bits on how we can weather our models to achieve that realistic look.

22/05/2020 10:14:31


Nice pictures. Where you at Duxford when the Berlin Express shed it's canopy?

It spent the rest of the weekend with a tarp over it.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
22/05/2020 08:50:10
Posted by leccyflyer on 22/05/2020 08:37:01:

How exactly does one go about ordering one of these kits? The website just says that they are sold out?

Drop Richard Wills a PM to arrange one.

22/05/2020 07:04:51
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 21/05/2020 22:28:06:

Yep !

Dynam three blader (FW190 prop ) , may not be perfect but at £4.25 I sleep a lot easier .

I have flown Pauls Spit with (I think a bigger 15x8 ) K series Master Airsrew (correct me Paul) , that seemed good too .

FMS are about £10 a set of blades so still not eye watering .

OK... it's K series Master Airscrew not K series Master Airsrew cheeky

Close, it's a 14x9x3

21/05/2020 21:37:39

Ouch... that's almost half the cost of the Kit!!!!

Boy I would cry if I broke one of those...

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
15/05/2020 19:19:40

For the D variant fans...20160909_133625.jpg

15/05/2020 16:22:41
Posted by Eric Robson on

Thanks Paul,

It looks bigger than that, it is a nice size to fit in my car.

Cheers Eric.

Don't you start.... when I took the finished 109 to see Richard he tried to get me out ...... without the model!!!


15/05/2020 13:46:33
Posted by Eric Robson on 15/05/2020 10:28:24:

Hi Paul,

What size is the 110 and what motors etc. are you using?

Cheers Eric.

It's a 73" and has two 13x7 props driven by 600kv motors on 4 cell. one battery, ESC in each nacelle.

15/05/2020 12:18:28
Posted by Ron Gray on 15/05/2020 08:00:32:

Has the 110 flown yet Paul?

Hi Ron,

No not as yet. it was due to fly late last year but work and weather got in the way. This year sure has been a right off so far. Hopefully when things get going again. I will arrange a few pictures/video when that happens though.

15/05/2020 11:18:13

Oh and just so you don't think I have been building and painting for years the BF109 was my third ever build..

It's his kits that make it so achievable.

15/05/2020 11:13:41

I have put a lot of information on the 110 and 109 builds regarding achieving that 'look'.

The initial inspiration was from a visit to Richard a few years back and he had placed his Spitfire out as a center piece. That blew me away. It was then after he explained how to achieve this that I discovered how easy it was.

It is very achievable to all not just the few who tend to not share some of these things.

The frightening thing was drawing the first line.... after that I have never looked back.

15/05/2020 07:27:55

I am not keen on wing building even though I am Building a biplane at the moment ,it's not to bad when the ribs are laser cut but a lot more time consuming compared with foam wings.

Eric r.

Hi Eric

I have built both types of Richards designs foam cored wings (Bf109) and laser cut rib (Spitfire) models. Due to the way he designs the laser cut version, they come with a wing jig to assist, i found there is not a great deal of difference in time involved really. Mind you I do tend to spend a little more time with the foam veneered wings in lining the cut outs with very thin ply but that's my choice. If you have not as yet tried one of his designs it's definitely worth a go.

You'll be pleasantly surprised .....




14/05/2020 22:10:01


Welcome to the gang. If you are wondering what is involved this is one of Richard's kits Bf109

14/05/2020 21:41:21

Another good reason to move from foam to balsa is captured in this picture of a foam P51 in flight. Check out the bend in the wings.


Yes I am biased but with good cause, I have flown my P51 FMS 1400mm for some time. It flys well on calm days but in anything more than a gentle breeze still flies but it's not pleasant. Often waving to me as it goes past. Then I flew one of Richard's models and what a difference.

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